Al Ras 2021 – 5th November- Barcelona
Friends! The Al Ras Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year!! Our fabulous team of organizers is working and (could it be otherwise?), there will be surprises! Due to the Covid-19, we will carry out a simplified or more modest edition in relation to the duration and the number of participating bands and we anticipate that the festival will be held only in the space of the Sedeta de Gràcia (Barcelona). This year we will not be able to enjoy our beloved Mercat Vell de Mollet del Vallés, but this will not prevent us from meeting again to the rhythm of Earl Scruggs and Bill Monroe!
Woodspell is a bluegrass and Americana band formed in early 2020 in Barcelona, although its members have been playing together since 2017, when they met at the II Barcelona Bluegrass Camp, organized by the Al Ras association.
Woodspell was born from the search for a personal sound, which draws on the different musical backgrounds of its members (folk, rock, jazz and classical music), and the desire to write its own repertoire consisting of both songs sung in Catalan and instrumental tunes with bluegrass and celtic inspiration.
The band consists of Oriol Aguilar (double bass), Isaac Casas (mandolin and vocals), Jordi Marquillas (violin and vocals) and Cristóbal Torres (guitar).
On the 20th anniversary of the festival, the Al Ras House Band meets again to offer you a sample of the traditional music that has been our number one passion for so long.
The members of the Barcelona Bluegrass Jam will pull out all the stops in order to make you enjoy the best-known and timeless hits of Bluegrass and Old Time music.